Greenville native Casey Rogers brings experience in agriculture, politics, legislation and grassroots membership to her new role with the Alabama Farmers Federation. She began her new role Jan. 11.
Federation External Affairs Director Matthew Durdin said Rogers is a great addition to the organization’s public policy team.
“Casey is perfect for director of State Legislative Programs,” Durdin said. “She is the daughter of a third-generation farm family and still lives on their Alabama Century and Heritage Farm. She has a vast knowledge of how government affects farming and life in rural Alabama. I’m excited to have Casey join our team and look forward to working with her to make a positive difference for our members.”
A 2013 University of Alabama graduate, Rogers, 29, most recently served as field representative for U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery. She previously worked as communications specialist for Pioneer Electric Cooperative for four years and was communications director for Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden’s 2014 campaign.
“I am no stranger to Alfa and the important role the Federation has historically played in transforming opportunities for the agriculture industry,” Rogers said. “Through my work in Rep. Roby’s office, I have seen firsthand the importance of legislators working alongside organizations for the benefit of members in our state. I believe because of my background, training and true passion that I can be a positive, hardworking contributor to the organization and our members.”
While with Rep. Roby, Rogers developed relationships with community, government and business leaders throughout the district. She also represented Roby at events and worked to resolve constituent concerns and issues. Her work for electric cooperatives garnered her the prestigious Darryl Gates Communicator of the Year award for overall excellence in writing, design and production of internal and external communications; media relations; and coordinating Pioneer Electric Cooperative’s youth tour.
Rogers serves on the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Advisory Board; is as past president of the Greenville Rotary Club; was team captain and recruitment chair for Butler County Relay for Life; and is on the Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Board. She is involved in a number of civic clubs and has coached youth sports.